‘How Can Western Media Miss Something that Is Going on Right in Front of them?’: Ukraine

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by Eric Zuesse

(SOURCE: Obama’s agents in Ukraine, who took that video of their handiwork and proudly posted it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv9_z6Cdf3g, subsequently removed it from youtube, but the video can still be seen from others, such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfOCxR5mxM. Many Nazis are proud of their work.)

That question in our title is answered brilliantly by the first-ever comprehensive and professionally produced documentary on the Ukrainian civil war and on its historical background and current and momentous likely historical consequences. It was posted to youtube on June 20th.

Ukrainian Nazism is victorious in Ukraine, and its thugs kill people with impunity there in broad daylight, and yet the Western reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others, who are stationed there, are forced to hide the fact, instead of report on it. This is one of many shocking realities that are documented and explained in this terrific 50-minute documentary, which presents the most-balanced picture that this reporter and historian has yet seen of the Ukrainian war, a conflict that, because of its centrality to the re-start of the Cold War, will loom far larger in the history of our time than the ones in Iraq, Syria, and the other trouble-spots that Western news media are focusing on for distraction. This movie reports what they do not, about the most important news-event of our time.

I am referring to the video titled “FASCISM AS IT IS film by Andrey Karaulov”. It provides a remarkably balanced view, which makes clear the barbarism of both the Hitler supporters and the Stalin supporters in World War II Ukraine, and the ongoing post-WWII suppression of the Ukrainian public by Khruschev and the other Soviet leaders. But mainly, it is about today, and the internal Ukrainian conflict between the respective heritages of Hitler, and of Stalin.

As a reporter who has seen hundreds of videos of the recent events in Ukraine, and who has developed my own sources living inside the country, I was particularly interested in its coverage of the 2 May 2014 event that sparked Ukraine’s civil war: the Hitlerite massacre inside Odessa’s Trade Unions Building. As I have previously commented upon and described that event:

“For the first time in history, an organized massacre of civilians has been filmed by many people from many different angles and perspectives while it was happening, and is documented in extraordinary detail in ‘real time,’ the perpetrators having no fear of any negative consequences from their endeavor, and even cheering and celebrating the tortures and deaths as they were being imposed upon the helpless victims. The perpetrators were unconcerned, because what they were doing was what the government (which the U.S. had imposed upon their country and which U.S. taxpayers had spent more than 5 billion dollars to bring about there) had wanted them to do, and had helped to organize them to carry out. These people were just having fun, like a party to them, nothing really serious at all. Sort of like Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange, more than, say Auschwitz (such a bore!). But, if so, a hundredfold more. And none of these people (tragically including the victims) were actors!”

Starting at 37:00 in the new documentary, it reconstructs that event, from the extensive cellphone and other videos that were taken of it, both inside and outside the building, as well as around Odessa during the hours leading up to the massacre. The accompanying interviews, with so many of the survivors, help me to make sense, for the very first time, of so much that was previously not clear about the actual sequence and meaning of the events that were shown in those uploaded youtubes — such as why those tents had been set up in front of the building, and what the intentions were of the people inside them, and what they thought they were achieving, and why.

Looking at this documentary, I was even more terrified than I had been while watching those videos of the massacre, because now I understood how well organized by the Obama team (as I have previously documented were behind this) the event actually was. Not even in Ukraine’s northwest (the region that Obama’s team controls) are the majority of the public so vile as to support or endorse such things, but the organizers had arranged long in advance for the two neo-Nazi political parties to be equipped, prepared, and trained, for precisely such an operation as this, and here it finally happened; and it shocked the Ukrainian public, but the news-media there are owned by the very same oligarchs who were behind this operation and who helped to plan it. How can the public make sense of what’s happening, if they receive their “news” from media that are owned by people like that?

At 45:00 on the documentary, a Russian official asks, “If the U.N. doesn’t respond to the violence captured on this film, what’s the use of the U.N.?” and he’s right. Maybe the U.N. is too subservient to the U.S.

Some of the people who, in the videos that I had previously seen, were presumed to have jumped out of the windows of the burning Trade Unions Building, didn’t actually jump at all; they were thrown out. A journalist who survived (and who, presumably was being interviewed from outside Ukraine since she would certainly be murdered by the regime if she were still inside Ukraine) said (47:00): “Some people jumped out of the building from the upper floors, while others were thrown out from the second and third floors. They grabbed people by their arms and legs, and threw them out. … They threw people out indiscriminately, women or elderly people, out of the window. Each person was attacked by five to ten people who were waiting outside. Down there … with bats. …They were there, finishing them off. The mob was shouting ‘Glory to Ukraine! Death to terrorists! Ukraine above all! [that’s copied from Hitler’s ‘Deutschland uber alles!’ or ‘Germany above all!’]‘ … The police wouldn’t react. People were pleading for help, but the police just wouldn’t pay any attention. They stood still like statues. They were following orders.” Ultimately, those orders came from the White House, and from the IMF (controlled from the White House), to get this job done, any way you can. Victoria Nuland was Obama’s appointed agent to control Ukraine and who, in turn, appointed the country’s leadership after the coup that the State Department, the CIA, and the rest of the Administration brought about there in February of this year.

In earlier articles, I have documented why Obama is doing this.

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